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Reported by: Michael Rosenfield

Email: mrosenfield@wxyz.com

Last Update: 11:46 am

 

PONTIAC, Mich. (WXYZ) - Farmington Hills attorney Nina Backon is accused of bringing contraband to the Oakland County Jail.

 

Investigators say she brought six tablets of the anti-anxiety prescription drug Xanax, as well as 10 packs of chewing tobacco, to her boyfriend. He is also her client.

 

The 35-year-old attorney was arraigned this morning at 50th District Court in Pontiac and a not guilty plea was entered. She asked for a court-appointed attorney to represent her.

 

Backon will be released from jail on a $10,000 dollar personal recognizances bond. She'll be back in court later this month. Backon could spend up to nine years in prison if convicted.

 

She is already on probation for reckless driving.

 

http://www.wxyz.com/news/story/POLICE-Lawyer-Busted-Bringing-Drugs-to-Jail/pXuh_8HPn0WdqOeOJEvxzw.cspx

 

ALSO SEE: http://www.michiganmedicalmarijuana.org/index.php?/topic/18563-erics-fight-is-your-fight-too/page__p__160980__hl__Nina%20Backon__fromsearch__1entry160980

 

http://www.michiganmedicalmarijuana.org/index.php?app=blog&module=display&section=blog&blogid=75&showentry=49comment112

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Well, she probably brought him those items as that is probably what he had been taking/prescribed.

 

I hope she can some how beat the charges against her. If not, not only will she be facing prison time...but will lose her law license as well.

 

Sad day.

 

Mizerman :(

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She's a lawyer. She knows the law. Why would she take the risk?

 

Fishy? Wonder how this is going to plead out.

 

Think of all the possibilities.....

 

 

Fishy as in she wanted to get caught? lol i dont think any conspiracy is going on, you can take off the tinfoil hat. You`d be surprised what people, even smart people, will do when they are in love ( or otherwise emotional attached) to someone. Sounds like this lawyer hanging around with the wrong crowd.

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Fishy as in she wanted to get caught? lol i dont think any conspiracy is going on, you can take off the tinfoil hat. You`d be surprised what people, even smart people, will do when they are in love ( or otherwise emotional attached) to someone. Sounds like this lawyer hanging around with the wrong crowd.

 

 

Oh boy here we go. It's way over your head but whatever. Your right. After all you are TheSmatestManAlive.

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Fishy as in she wanted to get caught? lol i dont think any conspiracy is going on, you can take off the tinfoil hat. You`d be surprised what people, even smart people, will do when they are in love ( or otherwise emotional attached) to someone. Sounds like this lawyer hanging around with the wrong crowd.

 

well i was at the court date for him and their were others and even the court guy (leo) told her what to do with his Meds he and all of us fled sorry for her for sure i told her the jail wont let you bring in Meds because the jail dont know whats in the bottle she is a Lawyer i think

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From what I saw at Eric's court date, he is one messed up young man. He has emotional problems and anger control issues. He and Nina are nice enough, they just seem to be making some poor choices. Hope they don't end up in more and more troubles. This is going to hit her chances of remaining a lawyer, but heck we have a governor who sactions the murder of drug warriors, and she retains her credentials, so why shouldn't Nina? Oh yeah, our governor has money and Nina and Eric are poor....almost forgot.

 

Peace...j.b.

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6 xanax? I mean really, what are 6 xanax going to do for you in jail? he needs more like 600. or 6000. god. the tobacco i can understand, that would probably be more important to me than food, very close second mmj.

 

And now she needs a court appointed attorney, whose fees are supplemented by the county. it cost approximately $15,000 for a leo to do his/her investigation/manhours, whatever...and $15,000 for the prosecutors office to prosecute a simple drug case in oakland county. everybody gets rich, taxpayers pay...for 6 f*ckin xanax.

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6 xanax? I mean really, what are 6 xanax going to do for you in jail? he needs more like 600. or 6000. god. the tobacco i can understand, that would probably be more important to me than food, very close second mmj.

 

And now she needs a court appointed attorney, whose fees are supplemented by the county. it cost approximately $15,000 for a leo to do his/her investigation/manhours, whatever...and $15,000 for the prosecutors office to prosecute a simple drug case in oakland county. everybody gets rich, taxpayers pay...for 6 f*ckin xanax.

 

it is going to cost more then that for us i think

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Lawyer, boyfriend charged in pot-growing operation

Mike Martindale / The Detroit News

 

Farmington Hills -- A 35-year-old attorney, already jailed for allegedly smuggling drugs to her boyfriend inside the Oakland County Jail, is facing additional charges after a search of the couple's apartment uncovered a marijuana-growing operation with 17 plants and a pound of pot, police said.

 

Nina Marie Backon and Eric Edward Wilamowski, 23, were charged today with two counts each of delivery and manufacture of marijuana, a felony punishable by up to four years in prison.

 

"She was caught smuggling stuff in the jail -- drugs and tobacco -- both felonies, and so our special investigations unit decided to dig deeper into these two and learned there were conversations about more drugs in a vehicle and in an apartment they shared," Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said.

 

"They obtained a search warrant and found a pound (of marijuana) and more. Obviously they are partners and very much aware of what was going on in their apartment."

 

Bouchard said the "well-equipped" growing operation inside the couple's apartment on Crest Forest Drive included lights, fertilizers, growing soil, scales, a germination station, power convertors, a drug tally sheet, literature and other drug paraphernalia, including heroin needles.

 

Farmington Hills 47th District Judge Marla Parker set $5,000 personal bond for Backon and $10,000 personal bond for Wilamowski on the charges. Backon already was charged with furnishing contraband to a prisoner, which carries a penalty of five years and/or $1,000 fine, and one count of delivery of controlled substance, which carries a penalty of four years and/or $2,000 fine. A $10,000 personal bond was set by Pontiac District Judge Preston Thomas.

 

The charges stem from Backon's visit last week with Wilamowski, who had recently been sentenced to 93 days in jail for possession of drug paraphernalia.

 

On May 5, Backon represented herself at the county jail as his attorney in order to visit him, police said. At the conclusion of the visit, Wilamowski let it slip to the deputies that Backon was actually his fiancé after she was seen blowing kisses to him.

 

After deputies confirmed she was not his attorney of record, she was escorted out of the building and told she would no longer be allowed attorney visits. On May 7, she returned with legal papers indicating she had filed as an attorney on his case. Deputies were suspicious of Backon and, at the end of that visit, searched Wilamowski and found six Xanax pills and 10 pouches of chewing tobacco. Wilamowski admitted Backon had brought the items to him.

 

Backon admitted her involvement, police said. She was arrested and lodged at the Oakland County Jail. Backon's criminal history shows two prior convictions for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. According to investigators, Backon and Wilamowski met while in an alcohol rehabilitation program.

 

mmartindale@detnews.com (248) 338-0319

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well lets figure it out...the average drug felony, from personal experience, takes about 6 months for resolution, twice that if you go to trial. do you see where im going with this...if $30,000 = 6 months, how long have you been at this now? sorry for not knowing, i SHOULD know from reading your posts...and then the appeals, i would imagine that costs more...i'm gonna guess ur bust was right around march 2009...if that is correct, they have put in probably $60,000 - $80,000 so far and it will probably be twice that before its over, as the higher up u go the more complex and expensive things always seem to get. and we have to add in the leo fees, $30,000 at least but i would imagine your case, again, more $=more investigations...lets round it up to $50,000, add that in to the $60,000 - $80,000 = $110,000 - $130,000, figure 1 more year on top of that, +$60,000...

 

my model* estimates that the bobandtorey case has, or will have, a price tag of approximately $170,000 - $190,000.

 

 

 

*aka mid-nite ramblings

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well lets figure it out...the average drug felony, from personal experience, takes about 6 months for resolution, twice that if you go to trial. do you see where im going with this...if $30,000 = 6 months, how long have you been at this now? sorry for not knowing, i SHOULD know from reading your posts...and then the appeals, i would imagine that costs more...i'm gonna guess ur bust was right around march 2009...if that is correct, they have put in probably $60,000 - $80,000 so far and it will probably be twice that before its over, as the higher up u go the more complex and expensive things always seem to get. and we have to add in the Leo fees, $30,000 at least but i would imagine your case, again, more $=more investigations...lets round it up to $50,000, add that in to the $60,000 - $80,000 = $110,000 - $130,000, figure 1 more year on top of that, +$60,000...

 

my model* estimates that the bobandtorey case has, or will have, a price tag of approximately $170,000 - $190,000.

 

 

 

*aka mid-nite ramblings

 

well the $$ are adding up but the cost is more like $300,000 for us ohmy.gif

i have no choice as to feel sorry for her i did not even think about the plants that he had their at his/her house just when i think are case is bunny Muffin ed up i read thissad.gif

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WOW

I went out on a couple dates with her a couple years back....

What a crazy small world.

 

I am sorry but I have no sympathy for her. She is a lawyer, she knows the proper

way to handle these things. OK so he may have needed the Xanax (he could have gotten

it from the infirmary with the proper paperwork) BUT lets forget that all together. She brought

in 10 containers of chewing tobacco and she knew that is not allowed in any way, shape or form.

There is no excuse for that and her doing that shows no respect for the law....

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